Nyesom Wike, governor of Rivers State, on Sunday alleged that the President Muhammadu Buhari-led Federal Government was plotting to frame him for illegal importation of arms, ahead of the 2019 elections.
Wike claimed that Buhari’s government has contacted a Lebanese who has been directed to claim that he received money from him to procure arms for the 2019 elections.
He raised the alarm while speaking during a thanksgiving service in honour of the Chairman of Rivers State Local Government Service Commission, Chief Azubuike Nmerukini at the St Thomas Anglican Church, Diobu.
The governor alleged that the Buhari government has entered a devious mode where it believes that framing opponents will enhance its political fortunes.
He also claimed that the Federal Government was planning to sponsor crisis in the state ahead of the the 2019 elections, for elections in the state to be postponed.
According to Wike, “The Federal Government has arranged with a Lebanese to say that I told him to buy arms for the purpose of the forthcoming elections.
“I am not close to any Lebanese, let alone give money to anyone to buy arms for elections. We have dutifully served our people and we don’t need to purchase arms for elections.
“If elections are held 20, 000 times, we will win because our projects have positively impacted the lives of our people.“
“They plan to cause so much crisis in the state so that Rivers election is held on a separate date. Their plot will fail. Rivers election will hold same day with that of other states.”